System Architecture

Designing a system from the ground up is a complicated task with many intricate and abstract goals that must be achieved through mathematics, logic, design, programming code, and implementation. Fundamental design decisions must be made when constructing a system. Security is only one goal of a system, but it is the goal security professionals are most concerned about.

Availability, integrity, and confidentiality can be enforced at different places within an enterprise. For example, a company may store customer credit card information in a database that many users can access. This information, obviously, requires protection to ensure it is not accessed or modified in an unauthorized manner. We should start with general questions ...

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